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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

William Still's Place in History

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Drawing from the diaries he'd secretly kept during his years as the Philadelphia stationmaster, William Still published his definitive book on the Underground Railroad and the freedom seekers who used it. His passion for the cause of freedom was so great that when he died in 1902, The New York Times called him "The Father of the Underground Railroad".

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Coded Spirituals

Well-known Negro Spirituals of the mid-1800s are much more complex than they first appear.

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Origin of the name Underground Railroad

Historians have never been able to pin down how the Underground Railroad got its name.

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Underground Railroad: The William Still Story

Punishment

Slaves who ran away from their masters and were re-captured suffered terrible punishments.

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Slavery and Freedom

In the 1850s many Americans believed that slaves were incapable of surviving on their own.

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Chief Conductor

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Epilogue

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Freedom's Land

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Sydney Still's Run for Freedom

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